The parcel carrier’s expedited shipping segment will raise prices by an average of 3.9 percent in Germany, effective Jan. 1, 2017, with prices in other countries varying based on local conditions, the company said in a statement.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 6.4 percent year-over-year in June 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said that as currently planned, “The Alliance” will be "at a size disadvantage," making up 24 percent of East-West capacity.
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The German ocean carrier said the 20 percent year-over-year drop in revenues to $2.1 billion for the quarter reflected subdued economic growth in many parts of the world, tough competition in the liner shipping industry and falling freight rates.
Trade organizations representing shippers and transportation organizations on Monday sent a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna, requesting discussions begin on either a contract extension or a new contract.
Overall intermodal traffic in North America fell 6.1 percent in second quarter 2016, the first volume decline in 25 consecutive quarters, according to data from the Intermodal Association of North America.